Senior Accountant, Accounting Operations

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Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications + benefits
Oct 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time

What We’re Looking For

Baylor University’s Controller’s Office is looking for a Senior Accountant, Accounting Operations. This position reports to the Assistant Controller and will support the compliance, accounting, and audit work of the team. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong analytical and audit skills
  • Strong attention to detail with accuracy
  • Project management and process mapping skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Desire to question and to dig deeper
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to interact and coordinate with multiple levels within the organization
  • Ability to interact in difficult situations requiring tact and diplomacy with a diverse population
  • Ability to comply with University policies
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and five years of relevant work experience is required.  A Master’s degree and six years of relevant experience is preferred.  A CPA or someone who is currently sitting for their CPA certification is strongly preferred.

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What You Will Do

  • Review (for accuracy and errors), monitor and provide oversight of transactions and/or approve, and process journal entries initiated by other departments. Interface successfully with departments to advise and guide in resolving accounting and financial questions or problems.
  • Calculate, record, and analyze distributions. Process accounting interfaces from external systems. Coordinate and resolve budget issues. Review and approve journal entries prepared by other accounting staff.
  • Review contracts to ensure appropriate accounting, prepare financial analyses and reconciliations and coordinate entries for University operating activities.
  • Review/reconcile assigned accounts, student financial aid awards and sponsored grants for proper accounting. Assist in monitoring of grants accounting/reporting set-up. Verify sponsored grant and student financial aid financial reporting, F&A rates, revenue sharing distributions, deadlines and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Analyze, prepare and record routine and non-routine daily, month-end and year-end journal entries ensuring timely and accurate reporting of assigned accounts and operating activities.
  • Analyze and reconcile accounts exercising judgment and coordinating corrections. Research discrepancies and review transactions for timeliness, accuracy and conformance with GAAP and established procedures. Forecast revenues/expenditures.
  • Coordinate and assist with annual external audit and periodic internal or agency audits. Prepare work papers and reports supporting account balances and activities.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of GAAP, University policies, procedures, financial requirements, and Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance and federal and state grants and contracts accounting, compliance, reporting principles and requirements.
  • Assist with the development of materials and delivery of training to campus end users.Provide accounting assistance and system guidance to end users as needed.
  • Attend meetings, seminars, staff developments and training sessions. Serve on University committees, assist with special projects of the Controller's Office, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Direct assignments to student workers as appropriate. Review and oversee student work and provide training to students to perform assigned duties.

What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions.  Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.

Explore & Engage
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About Baylor
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled